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Just now up to 200 miles on my one week old 2011 Vegas Jackpot. Having owned 17 motorcycles since 1967 including 5 Harleys, I really like this cruiser, however, I notice the shifts between 1st and 2nd is rather "clunky". Will this smooth out as I add on the miles? Also, I notice the front sliders seem pretty stiff compared to my 2010 Harley Dyna Wide Glide. Will they loosen up with the miles? Thanks in advance for any feedback from forum members.
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When I first got my Cross Roads I had the same issue with "clunky" shifts between second and first. It was especially bad when shifting don to first when coming to a stop. This really disturbed me because prior to the Victory all I had owned were silky smooth Suzuki and Kawasaki sport bikes.

I talked to several people I know about it and they said it was fone and would smooth out some. The shift is still a bit clunky but It seems to have disapaited some. I recently road a vision with 46K on it and it was A LOT smoother.

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My biggest clunk comes on the shift from 1st to 2nd and also from neutral to 1st. From 2nd down to 1st, it just clicks. I've come to embrace the clunk and I enjoy "hammering" it into gear.

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When I first got my Cross Roads I had the same issue with "clunky" shifts between second and first. It was especially bad when shifting don to first when coming to a stop. This really disturbed me because prior to the Victory all I had owned were silky smooth Suzuki and Kawasaki sport bikes.

I talked to several people I know about it and they said it was fone and would smooth out some. The shift is still a bit clunky but It seems to have disapaited some. I recently road a vision with 46K on it and it was A LOT smoother.

Hope that helps some.
Thanks, Garion. Also, when the engine is running and I have the transmission in neutral with the clutch disengaged, either the clutch pack or the tranmission gear clusters tend to be noisy like a Ducati. Is this normal? Are there any additives to the oil that might smooth out or quite the transmisson?
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My biggest clunk comes on the shift from 1st to 2nd and also from neutral to 1st. From 2nd down to 1st, it just clicks. I've come to embrace the clunk and I enjoy "hammering" it into gear.
Cool beans...I like your style. I'll work on that approach.
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Honestly I have never heard the noise from the clutch that a lot of people talk about. I hear a lot of engine noise and just ignore it. I'm sure my bike has it too I just never really cared to investigate it that much.

If you searched cluth issues I'm sure you could find another thread where some peollle had taken the bike back to the dealer and there was ome fix that the dealer did. I cannot remember what it was, and it seems like the fix was a 2011 and up thing. Don't quote me on too much of this as I am just going off memory.

Worst case you should have that 100,000 mile warranty on it if you ever need to use it.

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I wouldn't woory much about it until the bike is totally broken in. I bought mine in July of 2010 and just about a month ago actually got to start riding t so mine is not even totally broken in yet. I only have 4,500 miles on it but am working on getting some more. I think the more you break it in the smoother it should get for you.

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My new 2011 vision makes all these noises but I just get on her after making sure that the oil is right and doing the walkaround crank her up and just go.

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The clunky shifting and clutch noise is normal for Victorys. Part of the price you pay for a bulletproof transmission.

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Default Loud Clutches Save Lives

Coming from BMWs and Guzzis--both dry clutch operations--I was surprised at how clunky my new 08 Hammer S transmission is. It is getting much better (at 300 miles), and I can actually find Neutral one in five tries with the engine running. That's a 500% improvement over earlier in the week when I had to shut it down to locate Neutral. I've never used a Kill Switch so much in my life!

As a BMW pal (MSF Instructor too) says mockingly of the bumper sticker "Loud Pipes Save Lives": Loud Clutches Save Lives. Just think of all the lives you're saving in town every time you shift.
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